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Bankai
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VPN recommendations?

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I'm looking to start using a VPN (I know, should've done this years ago but better late than never). After reading some reviews online, the consensus points to ExpressVPN as the clear winner. But it comes with a £75 a year price tag - a bit pricey for something I was doing without for years.

What VPN are you using/would you recommend? Is the difference between £7/m and £2/m noticeable for an average net user or is it just fluff and extra options which are not really useful?

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We use TunnelBear, but I don't use it much. It seems OK and simple to use.

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I have used PIA (Private Internet Access) for a while and it works well for my purposes. Not the fastest but is cost effective.

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C40
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I use Surfshark. It was pretty inexpensive. $48 for two years.

Works well on my computer.
Worked well on iOS
Doesn't work so well on Android (have to manually connect really often and if I recall right it drops on it's own. After I switched to an android phone, I stopped trying to use the vpn on my phone after a few days.

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Proton VPN. Try the free version first. I use the plus.

PIA sold in December. Users may want to check out the new owners.

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What’s your threat model and use case? In other words, in what kind of situations are you liking to protect yourself?

PIA and Proton VPN are the 2 I hear recommended most often. I use PIA.

Stay away from anything free and anything with ties to a foreign power like Russia, China, etc.

The extra encryption from a VPN is going to slow down your traffic, so keep that trade off in mind if you’re using slow internet or a weak cell signal for data.
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ertyu
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I use Astrill. Has worked fine.

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NordVPN, no complaints.

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Ego wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:44 pm
Proton VPN. Try the free version first. I use the plus.

PIA sold in December. Users may want to check out the new owners.
ding ding ding. Proton VPN and Protonmail are top notch

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Not a real VPN but Opera (browser) gives you a new ip adr and let you choose from a list of countries, no encryption afaik . I use it from time to time to tjek out prices without revealing my true location. It’s free.

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